Carlos Brathwaite hit a stunning first ODI century for West Indies but was left devastated when he holed out right at the death to hand New Zealand a dramatic five-run win in the Cricket World Cup at Old Trafford, Manchester on Saturday. Set a target of 292, the Windies were all but defeated at 164/7 but Brathwaite’s 101 off 82 nearly helped the two-time champions seal an incredible chase. With six needed off seven balls, Brathwaite launched a James Neesham delivery over long-on, only for Trent Boult to take an excellent catch just inside the boundary. Earlier, Kane Williamson’s career-best 148 helped the 2015 finalists recover from 7/2 to post 291/8. Get highlights of West Indies Vs New Zealand here (SCORECARD | IND vs AFG | POINTS TABLE | SCHEDULE & RESULTS)
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Kane Williamson, Player of the Match: "Obviously, West Indies are incredibly dangerous, the power they generate throughout the order, we saw it even today. Not the best of starts, they got the ball to swing which made life incredibly difficult. They bowled in the right areas for a lengthy amount of time, the ball did a bit, we did well to put on partnerships which helped us post a decent total on the board. It didn't do anything like that in the second innings though, but a great game of cricket.
"We have been to different venues and it's been different conditions, got plenty of swing in Cardiff (in our first game) and a variety in other places including some rain. We have been able to adjust according to the conditions. I wanted to be clear in my mind, wanted to play according to the merit of the ball, make the best possible decisions and play according to the situation of the game. He has got very good hands. We did put a few down today and wasn't our best fielding effort. That paved way for a close contest I suppose. Too close for comfort. These sort of games are good for the crowd. Very fortunate to be on the right side of the result."
02:10 hrs IST: OUT! Heartbreak for Brathwaite. New Zealand win by 5 runs. What a game! Match of the tournament (at least till now). So close. Brathwaite can't believe it. Still a magnificent effort from him! New Zealand go to the top of the table and remain unbeaten.
02:03 hrs IST: Brathwaite - You beauty! West Indies very much in the game now. 25 off Henry's over. What a comeback! Worried faces in the New Zealand camp. West Indies are 284/9 after 48 overs. Neesham now.
01:55 hrs IST: SIX! Overpitched from Ferguson, Brathwaite makes space and creams it over long-off for a maximum. Moves to 74. West Indies are 259/9 after 47 overs.
01:47 hrs IST: OUT! Full and straight from Ferguson, beats the inside edge of Cottrell and shatters the stumps. Oshane Thomas comes to the crease. West Indies are 245/9 after 45 overs.
01:43 hrs IST: Outstanding over from Boult, only one off it. West Indies are 244/8 after 44 overs. Lockie Ferguson comes back into the attack.
01:38 hrs IST: Successive boundaries from Cottrell. Is there a twist? We'll have to wait an see. West Indies are 243/8 after 43 overs. Brathwaite 58*, Cottrell 15*. Trent Boult comes back into the attack.
01:34 hrs IST: And Santner finishes with figures of 0/61. Has been a tough day for him. Gayle was dropped twice off his bowling. West Indies are 235/8 after 42 overs.
01:25 hrs IST: Four runs off Santner's ninth. West Indies are 222/8 after 40 overs.
01:21 hrs IST: OUT! Short of a length delivery from Henry, Roach looks to play it towards off-side but gets a thin edge and Latham doesn't miss those. Sheldon Cottrell comes to the crease. West Indies are 218/8 after 39 overs.
01:13 hrs IST: Only three runs off the last two overs. West Indies are 209/7 after 37 overs. Brathwaite 40*, Roach 13*
01:05 hrs IST: FOUR! Too straight from De Grandhomme, down leg, Brathwaite tickles it to the fine leg boundary. West Indies are 206/7 after 35 overs.
01:01 hrs IST: Eight off Ferguson's seventh. West Indies are 196/7 after 34 overs. Brathwaite 29*, Roach 11*
00:52 hrs IST: Fifteen off Santner's seventh. West Indies are 185/7 after 32 overs. Brathwaite 25*, Roach 10*
00:45 hrs IST: Just three runs off the last 12 balls. West Indies are 168/7 after 30 overs.
00:37 hrs IST: Good over from Santner, only one off it. West Indies are 165/7 after 28 overs.
00:33 hrs IST: OUT! West Indies have imploded. Five wickets in the last five overs. Have to say this has been some poor batting from them. They took the T20 path and that hasn't worked. Four wickets for Boult now, gets Nurse and Lewis. West Indies are 164/7 after 27 overs.
00:23 hrs IST: Expensive over from Ferguson, 10 runs off it. West Indies are 162/5 after 25 overs. Brathwaite 13*, Nurse 1*
00:18 hrs IST: OUT! Gayle (87) looks to hit it down the ground but doesn't middle it and Boult takes a neat catch at the boundary. First wicket for De Grandhomme. Great innings! He gets standing ovation from the crowd. Ashley Nurse comes to the crease. West Indies are 152/5 after 24 overs.
00:12 hrs IST: OUT! Spectacular bowling from Ferguson. Gets rid of Hetmyer and Holder off successive deliveries but misses a hattrick. Carlos Brathwaite is the new man in. No update on whether Lewis will bat or not. If he doesn't, the Windies are effectively five down.
00:06 hrs IST: FOUR! Too short from De Grandhomme and Gayle cuts it through point. Moves into 80s. Fine over from him despite the boundary, just four off it. West Indies are 142/2 after 22 overs.
00:02 hrs IST: SIX! Short delivery from Ferguson, Hetmyer rocks back and swings it over mid-wicket to complete his half-century. Marvellous innings! West Indies are 138/2 after 21 overs. Another change in bowling. Colin de Grandhomme comes into the attack.
23:56 hrs IST: Two maximums, both over long-on. This is what Gayle can do if handed lifeline(s). West Indies are 130/2 after 20 overs. Gayle 76*, Hetmyer 47*. Lockie Ferguson comes back into the attack.
23:51 hrs IST: This is poor fielding from New Zealand. Two catches dropped - both of Gayle. One at deep square leg (from Henry). The other at deep mid-wicket (from Boult). Big miss! Santner is not pleased. West Indies are 114/2 after 18 overs. Gayle 63*, Hetmyer 44*
23:46 hrs IST: Consecutive boundaries from Hetmyer. Moves into 40s. This is turning out to be some great cricket from West Indies, who are 102/2 after 17 overs.
23:40 hrs IST: Extremely good over from Santner, only three off it. West Indies are 92/2 after 16 overs. Drinks are on the field now!
23:37 hrs IST: FOUR! Short and wide from Neesham and Gayle hits it over point to bring up his half-century. Just the kind of knock his side would've wanted. Needs to kee going. West Indies are 89/2 after 15 overs. Mitchell Santner comes into the attack.
23:31 hrs IST: Thirty-four runs have come off the last 30 balls. West Indies are 84/2 after 14 overs. Gayle 46*, Hetmyer 31*
23:23 hrs IST: Nice over from Lockie Ferguson, only four off it. West Indies are 75/2 after 12 overs. Gayle 43*, Hetmyer 25*
23:18 hrs IST: Twenty-one runs off the last 12 deliveries. West Indies are 71/2 after 11 overs. Gayle 41*, Hetmyer 24*
23:09 hrs IST: Six runs off Boult's fifth. West Indies are 50/2 after 9 overs. Meanwhile, Mohammed Shami's hattrick has guided India to a nail-biting win over Afghanistan at The Rose Bowl, Southampton. Virat Kohli's side now has four victories from five games.
23:04 hrs IST: 4,6,6 - The 'Universe Boss' fans know is on fire. Like the practice game between both sides, Henry is being targeted once again. West Indies are 44/2 after 8 overs.
22:58 hrs IST: OUT! Good bouncer from Boult, Pooran looks to hook but gets a top-edge and Latham does the rest. Shimron Hetmyer comes to the crease. West Indies are 26/2 after 7 overs. Splendid bowling from the New Zealander!
22:53 hrs IST: Costly over from Henry, 11 off it. West Indies are 20/1 after 6 overs. Gayle 15*, Pooran 1*
22:48 hrs IST: Just nine runs off the first five overs. West Indies need to up the ante. Both the bowlers have stuck to their plans.
22:44 hrs IST: Another solid over from Henry, three off it. West Indies are 6/1 after 4 overs. Boult again.
22:40 hrs IST: OUT! Full and wide from Boult, Hope looks to drive away from his body but gets an inside edge, into the stumps. Nicholas Pooran comes to the crease. West Indies are 3/1 after 3 overs.
22:35 hrs IST: Single off the last delivery from Gayle and he gets off the mark after 10 balls. Tidy over from Henry, only two off it. West Indies are 2/0 after 2 overs. Boult to continue.
22:32 hrs IST: Maiden over to start off from Boult. West Indies are 0/0 after the first over. Matt Henry comes into the attack.
22:28 hrs IST: Time for Windies' chase. Chris Gayle to take strike. Trent Boult to bowl the first over.
21:57 hrs IST: That's it. New Zealand finish on 291/8. Two wickets in the last over for Brathwaite, and as many catches for Cottrell. We'll be back in a short while with West Indies' reply.
21:51 hrs IST: FOUR! Short from Cottrell, Neesham gets into position early and pulls away in the gap between long-on and deep mid-wicket. Still a good day for the West Indies pacer. Ends with 4/56 and a run-out of De Grandhomme. New Zealand are 281/6 after 49 overs. Brathwaite to bowl the final six balls.
21:45 hrs IST: SIX! Stand and deliver. A length ball from Brathwaite, De Grandhomme leans forward and smashes it over the fielder at deep cover. Great effort from Shimron Hetmyer but misses it. New Zealand are 270/5 after 48 overs. Cottrell to bowl the penultimate over.
21:40 hrs IST: OUT! Fourth wicket for Cottrell and that’s the end of a stupendous innings from Williamson. Top edge, goes very high, Hope has his eyes on the ball and takes it. Colin de Grandhomme, who hit a half-century against South Africa, comes to the crease. New Zealand are 253/5 after 47 overs.
21:33 hrs IST: Forty-four runs off the last 30 deliveries (also a wicket). New Zealand are 250/4 after 46 overs. Williamson 148*, Neesham 15*. Sheldon Cottrell to bowl his penultimate over.
21:29 hrs IST: FOUR! Tossed up from Nurse, Williamson gets down on one knee and slog-sweeps it to deep mid-wicket boundary. Moves to 147 with a double off the last delivery - his highest ODI score. New Zealand are 239/4 after 45 overs. Carlos Brathwaite comes back into the attack.
21:24 hrs IST: SIX! Slower ball from Williamson, picks it up early and slog-sweeps it over deep square leg for a maximum. Expensive over from Cottrell, 11 off it. New Zealand are 228/4 after 44 overs.
21:17 hrs IST: FOUR! Short and wide from Nurse, Williamson makes room and cuts it to the point boundary. Can't bowl him there. New Zealand are 217/4 after 43 overs. Williamson 128*, Neesham 2*
21:13 hrs IST: Just 11 off the last 12 balls. Also, Cottrell gets his third scalp of the match. Removes Latham for 12(16). James Neesham comes to the crease. New Zealand need a few big overs here. They are 210/4 after 42 overs. Nurse again.
21:03 hrs IST: FOUR! Short of a length delivery from Holder, Williamson shuffles and pulls it over the fielder at short fine leg. Costly over, 12 runs off it. New Zealand are 199/3 after 40 overs. Williamson 116*, Latham 8*
20:58 hrs IST: Superb over from Nurse, four off it. New Zealand are 187/3 after 39 overs. Williamson 106*, Latham 6*
20:54 hrs IST: FOUR! Short delivery from Roach, down leg, Williamson pulls it to fine leg boundary. Second consecutive century for the New Zealand captain in this World Cup. His scores till now - 40, 79*, 106* and 103*. Bloody Genius! New Zealand are 183/3 after 38 overs. Roach ends with 0/38 with two maidens. Ashley Nurse comes back into the attack.
20:49 hrs IST: Wonderful over from Holder, only two runs off it. New Zealand are 176/3 after 37 overs. Williamson 99*, Latham 2*. Roach to bowl his final over.
20:44 hrs IST: Five runs off Roach's penultimate over. New Zealand are 174/3 after 36 overs. Williamson 98*, Latham 1*. Jason Holder comes back into the attack.
20:42 hrs IST: STAT ATTACK - Chris Gayle is now the leading wicket-taker (22) for West Indies against New Zealand in ODIs. Courtney Walsh is second with 21.
20:40 hrs IST: OUT! Taylor charges down the track, looks to loft it over mid-off but doesn't get the timing and Holder completes an easy catch. Much-needed breakthrough for the Windies. Tom Latham comes to the crease. New Zealand are 169/3 after 35 overs. Kemar Roach comes back into the attack.
20:34 hrs IST: FOUR! Length delivery from Brathwaite and Williamson hits it past the fielder at deep extra cover. Into the 90s. New Zealand are 166/2 after 34 overs. Gayle to continue.
20:29 hrs IST: Five singles. Windies need wickets here. Evin Lewis will not take the field for the rest of the innings. Therefore, he'll not be able to bat until No. 7. New Zealand are 158/2 after 33 overs. Carlos Brathwaite comes back into the attack.
20:26 hrs IST: Chris Gayle comes into the attack. Can he strike?
20:22 hrs IST: Superb over from Thomas, just three off it. New Zealand are 153/2 after 32 overs. Williamson 83*, Taylor 65*. Time for drinks! Both players look set to score centuries. 330 very much on the cards.
20:17 hrs IST: Six singles. Nurse completes half his spell. New Zealand are 150/2 after 31 overs. Williamson 82*, Taylor 63*. Thomas again.
20:13 hrs IST: FOUR! Length delivery from Thomas, outside off, Williamson plays it on the rise - over cover. Eight off the over. New Zealand are 144/2 after 30 overs. Williamson 79*, Taylor 60*
20:06 hrs IST: FOUR! Overpitched from Cottrell and Williamson times it well past the non-striker. Easy pickings! Twelve off the last 12 balls. New Zealand are 129/2 after 28 overs. Williamson 67*, Taylor 57*
19:59 hrs IST: Decent over from Cottrell, five off it. New Zealand are 117/2 after 26 overs. Williamson 57*, Taylor 55*
19:55 hrs IST: Seven runs off Nurse's second over (two leg byes). New Zealand are 112/2 after 25 overs. Taylor 54*, Williamson 53*. Sheldon Cottrell comes back into the attack.
19:51 hrs IST: Single and that's a half-century for Williamson - his third fifty-plus score in the tournament. Has held this New Zealand side together. Taylor also reaches the landmark with a straight drive that runs away to the boundary. New Zealand are 105/2 after 24 overs.
19:47 hrs IST: Four singles off Nurse's first. New Zealand are 99/2 after 23 overs. Williamson 49*, Taylor 47*. Roach to continue.
19:43 hrs IST: FOUR! Too straight from Roach, down leg, Taylor just helps it to the fine leg boundary. New Zealand are 95/2 after 22 overs. Williamson 47*, Taylor 45*. Some spin now. Ashley Nurse comes into the attack.
19:39 hrs IST: FOUR! Short of a length delivery from Brathwaite and Williamson cuts it through the gap at cover point. Good over for New Zealand, nine off it. They are 90/2 after 21 overs. Williamson 46*, Taylor 41*. Kemar Roach comes back into the attack.
19:35 hrs IST: FOUR! Short and wide from Thomas and Taylor smacks it through covers. Turning out to be good chase for New Zealand, who are 81/2 after 20 overs. Taylor 40*, Williamson 38*
19:31 hrs IST: Very good start from Brathwaite. Only three off his first six balls. New Zealand are 76/2 after 19 overs. Williamson 37*, Taylor 36*
19:26 hrs IST: FOUR! Length ball from Thomas, Taylor leans forward and drives it past the non-striker. Excellent shot! New Zealand are 73/2 after 18 overs. Taylor 35*, Williamson 35*. Carlos Brathwaite comes into the attack.
19:21 hrs IST: FOUR! Half-volley from Holder and Williamson drives it past the fielder at mid-off. That sound of the bat! No wonder he's in top form. New Zealand are 67/2 after 17 overs. Thomas to continue.
19:16 hrs IST: Fine over from Thomas, just three runs off it. New Zealand are 59/2 after 16 overs. Williamson 28*, Taylor 28*
19:10 hrs IST: FOUR! Another short ball from Holder, the pace isn't that much to trouble Taylor, who pulls away to the deep mid-wicket fence. New Zealand are 56/2 after 15 overs. Taylor 28*, Williamson 25*. Drinks are on the field now.
19:06 hrs IST: FOUR! Too short from Thomas, outside off, Williamson cuts it past the fielder at point for a boundary. New Zealand are 48/2 after 14 overs. Williamson 23*, Taylor 22*. Holder to continue.
19:01 hrs IST: FOUR! Length delivery from Holder and Taylor pulls it to deep mid-wicket boundary. Moves into 20s. New Zealand are 43/2 after 13 overs. Oshane Thomas comes into the attack.
18:57 hrs IST: This is where Holder needs to attack more. Getting two more wickets will all but make it difficult for New Zealand to go past 220. Time for Oshane Thomas to be introduced into the attack? New Zealand are 36/2 after 12 overs.
18:52 hrs IST: Impressive over from Holder. Get a feeling something is going to happen here. New Zealand are 32/2 after 11 overs. Williamson 16*, Taylor 15*
18:48 hrs IST: Only eight runs off the last 30 balls. New Zealand are 30/2 after the first Powerplay. The Kiwis need a big partnership here. Williamson 15*, Taylor 15*
18:43 hrs IST: Nice and tidy over from Holder, three off it. New Zealand are 28/2 after 9 overs. Williamson 15*, Taylor 13*. Roach again.
18:39 hrs IST: Consecutive maidens from Roach. Evin Lewis is off the field with right-hamstring trouble. New Zealand are 25/2 after 8 overs. First change in bowling. Jason Holder comes into the attack.
18:34 hrs IST: Single off the last ball for Williamson. Just three singles off Cottrell's fourth. New Zealand are 25/2 after 7 overs. Williamson 14*, Taylor 11*
18:30 hrs IST: Another maiden, this time from Roach. This is the third time that both openers have got out for golden ducks in an ODI (ZIM v WI Georgetown 2006, SL v AFG Dunedin 2015). New Zealand are 22/2 after 6 overs.
18:26 hrs IST: Cottrell continues to keep things tight. Only one run off the over. New Zealand are 22/2 after 5 overs. Williamson 12*, Taylor 10*
18:22 hrs IST: FOUR! Outside edge from Williamson, Gayle - the fielder at slip - dives but fails to stop it from running away to the third man boundary. New Zealand are 21/2 after 4 overs. Williamson 12*, Taylor 9*
18:18 hrs IST: Another magnificent over from Cottrell. It's a maiden. New Zealand are 14/2 after 3 overs. Williamson 7*, Taylor 7*
18:14 hrs IST: FOUR! Short and wide from Roach and Taylor hits it past point for his first boundary of the day. New Zealand are 14/2 after 2 overs. Cottrell to continue.
18:10 hrs IST: Taylor opens his account with a flick through mid-wicket. Three runs. New Zealand are 10/2 after the first over. Kemar Roach comes into the attack.
18:07 hrs IST: OUT! Holder wins the toss, chooses to bowl and what does he expect from Cottrell? Early wickets? Yeah, that's what the West Indies captain gets. Inswinging yorker to Munro and it crashes into the off-stump. He also falls for a first-ball duck. Ross Taylor comes to the crease.
18:03 hrs IST: OUT! Best possible start for the Windies. Wonderful inswinging yorker from Cottrell, Guptill is late in bringing his bat down. Shakes of the head by the umpire and Holder reviews it. UltraEdge show no bat. The New Zealander goes for a first-ball duck. Kane Williamson comes to the crease.
18:00 hrs IST: Time for live action. Martin Guptill and Colin Munro to open. Sheldon Cottrell to begin the proceedings.
17:37 hrs IST: Playing XIs
New Zealand: Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson(c), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham(w), James Neesham, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Matt Henry, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult
West Indies: Chris Gayle, Evin Lewis, Shai Hope(w), Nicholas Pooran, Shimron Hetmyer, Jason Holder(c), Carlos Brathwaite, Ashley Nurse, Oshane Thomas, Kemar Roach, Sheldon Cottrell
17:33 hrs IST: West Indies have won the toss and have opted to field
17:19 hrs IST: Toss in 10 minutes. Meanwhile, Mohammad Nabi has removed Virat Kohli for 67(63) to leave India in a spot of bother at The Rose Bowl, Southampton.
17:03 hrs IST: Trent Boult has an outstanding ODI record against West Indies: 17 wickets in seven matches at an average of 15.58.
16:55 hrs IST: 79% of the runs recorded by Gayle in this World Cup have come from boundaries (15 boundaries and 4 sixes).
16:35 hrs IST: Both New Zealand and West Indies have struggled at Old Trafford in ODIs - the Blacks Caps losing four of their five completed matches, while the Windies have suffered defeats in four of their six ODIs at the venue.
16:19 hrs IST: A demolition of Pakistan suggested West Indies could be a force to be reckoned, but they have failed to fire in any of their subsequent matches. The Windies have only three points from five matches and have lost six of their last eight World Cup games.
16:13 hrs IST: STAT ATTACK - Chris Gayle requires 61 to become the third player to register 1,000 runs in ODIs between New Zealand and West Indies (Brian Lara and Nathan Astle).
16:07 hrs IST: BIG NUMBER - Kane Williamson has managed to record fifty-plus in nine of his last 10 ODI knocks to have taken place in England and Wales.
16:00 hrs IST: Hello and welcome to Outlook's live coverage of the ICC World Cup 2019 encounter between New Zealand, the 2015 finalists, and West Indies.
New Zealand began with a dominant 10-wicket victory over Sri Lanka and then defeated Bangladesh and Afghanistan. Their game against India was abandoned due to rain before Kane Williamson's century helped seal a tense win over South Africa.
Since thrashing Pakistan in their opener, West Indies' performances have grown progressively worse. They suffered a 15-run loss to Australia and after their match against South Africa was abandoned due to rain, the Caribbeans lost badly versus hosts England.
No Windies player has hit a century so far in the tournament and both their bowling and fielding left a lot of be desired as they lost to Bangladesh by seven wickets in their previous game.
"It's looking tough at this present moment (to reach the semi-finals), but it's not impossible. We have to play every game here now as a final. If we want to go through into the semi-finals we've got to beat the best teams,” said West Indies captain Jason Holder.